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I'm putting together a new computer...

PIII 550E
64mb RAM
20g HD
Tekram P6Pro A+ motherboard
Diamond Stealth III AGP graphics card
Floppy Drive
50x cd-rom
Win98SE

I double checked everything before powering the new system up and everything checked out ok.  I powered up the system with a Win98 boot disk in the floppy drive and almost immediately I got an error beep of some kind.  Now the monitor didn't even show the Energy star or nothing...just black and I got 1 long beep and 3 short beeps.
What are those beeps telling me?
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by:sorgie
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I know you checked everything but reseat your video card and your memory.
Real easy to not have them seated properly
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That is a video error. It means the system cannot display video. It may mean the video card is not installed properly, or is bad. Some systems also give this error if your monitor is not plugged in.

The AGP cards are more difficult to install than the PCI ones, make sure it is installed all the way into the slot.

If it still fails, try a different card.

Jeff

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